Florentine Renaissance In Aurora, Colorado

Twenty-five years of redevelopment efforts in "Original Aurora", the downtown of Colorado's third largest city, are coming to fruition with an emerging arts district.
October 29, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Next month, the first tenants will move into Florence Square, a $33 million mixed-use development on Colfax Avenue, Aurora's original main street. Postwar expansion of the city and new shopping malls left the area languishing, and "Colfax" became synonymous with crime and decay. "Decades of doldrums" are now being reversed with an "artistic revival", demonstrating how inner suburbs can be revitalized by the arts - just as Florence was during the Italian Renaissance.

Thanks to Ryan Park

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Published on Thursday, October 28, 2004 in Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel
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